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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by h4kr, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. lucas12

    lucas12 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apologies and you are so right. We have let the thread get derailed. I raise my hand on that ☝️.
    It's not the first time it's happened, there must be a common denominator somewhere.
     
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    God bless you. It must be an awful sorrow to bear. I hope you find some peace in happy memories of the time you had together.
     
  5. caius2x8

    caius2x8 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck. Walk a little further 5' everyday if you can, even its at lunch time.
     
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    caius2x8 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dabe Type 2 · Active Member

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    I do 10 to 15,000 steps a day but can't switch head off at night the joys of life

    type2 learning a new way of living
     
  9. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry it may be a bit misunderstood. I haven't had to go through such pain and I hope i never do.
    It was a very close family member who lost his son. It broke and breaks my heart to see a once strong life force now so empty inside. Every time I look in his eyes, there's an emptiness. Sorry I find this hard to put in words.
    It does put my diabetes in to perspective though, at least for me anyway.
    Thank you for your reply.
     
  10. caius2x8

    caius2x8 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Tightrope

    1 in 20 of us will die from a hypo in the night apparently

    But is diabetes a condition alone or part of overall increased risk of autoimmune attack?
    T1D plus another, then undiagnosed, autoimmune disease manifested thru increasing highly uncontrollable diabetes e.g. 2.4, 1.3mM...nightly hypos and hypos walking home from work for 1/2 yr..living alone abroad b4 diagnosis. My wife left me. She couldnt cope with not knowing if i'd wake up. I had to leave my career. I had to move out of my home. I've been unemployed for 3.5 yrs out of 20 hrs possible work post education.
    Now I have err fits when I hypo. Mercifully i don't hypo so much any more. Although now and then I wake in with damp sheets, a headache and my tongue bitten as well as a low sugar.
    What can you do though eh. That's life.
     
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    inconvienient:mad:
     
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    Enlightening
    I have found out more about how my body works since diagnosis which can only be good
     
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  15. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well of course we'd rather not have diabetes, and we don't like doing the various tasks that come with it. I actually agree with you about the whole "it doesn't stop you" concept, diabetes absolutely does stop you doing many things, and if you do them anyway you end up struggling with blood sugars. But in other forms, positivity is important - how would we have the strength to keep on going every day if we didn't have hope for the future? There's a reason I want to be alive, and diabetes has reaffirmed that for me. I do all this hard work for a purpose. I want to live, and I will do whatever it takes to stay that way. I live a good life DESPITE diabetes, not because of it. I have ambitions and dreams and passions, and diabetes makes it all way harder than it should be, but I enjoy life more knowing that it's something I consciously choose to have every day.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Befuddled
     
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  17. phdiabetic

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    I totally agree with your point that being prepared makes everything much easier. However, while not trying to minimise your experience, I feel like comparing diabetes to other problems is not helpful. Diabetes isn't easy for many people and when people say stuff like "well at least you don't have [such and such problem]" it feels like my suffering with it is invalidated. Maybe [such and such problem] would be easier for me than diabetes, or maybe it wouldn't. Just because there are worse problems doesn't mean diabetes is no big deal. Again I am not trying to attack you or minimise your pain, nor am I saying we should all be negative about diabetes (quite the opposite! I think resilience and hope are the best way to describe how I feel about T1).
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    This thread has really been derailed and this doom and gloom is quite depressing, so back one word ..............

    Missable
     
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    I guess that depends on what it is you are going to do and how much preparation and risk you are willing to take.
    I have not yet found anything that diabetes has stopped me doing: it has never stopped me from working, studying, socialising, eating, exercising, travelling, ...
    However, it has made me pack more, check my BG beforehand and make adjustments, take extra care the day/night before to avoid a hypo on an important event, prick my finger more times than I would ever want, ... even cry with frustration when my diabetes is misbehaving ... but I am not lying (and I don't believe I am an idiot) when I say it has not stopped me living my life as I want to live it.
     
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  20. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Co-operation.

    I've been through all the stages of resentment, despair etc others have described, but, at the end of the day it is what it is, I have to live with it, so now I just find, for my own peace of mind, it's more helpful to not view it as a constant enemy I'm at war with, but a little bit of my body has gone wrong, so I need to help it, me, out, in the same way I'd help my nephew out if he falls off his bike.

    I co-operate with it now - I acknowledge that in most circumstances I'll have to pay a lot of attention to iob, carb counts, keeping sweets to hand, but it provides me with some comfort because I know that it'll massively increase the chances of me staying in the safe zone, even if some of the things I do are things which some would lead us to believe are things which T1s can't or shouldn't do.
     
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